Today’s Pentagon Solutions, sponsored by DRS Technologies, is an hour-long deep dive into issues affecting the top and bottom levels of the Defense Department. Today we’re listening to a hearing about the status of wartime contracting reforms mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013. It’s before the Senate Homeland Security subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.
Cmdr. Jack May Navy Supply Corps Defense Logistics Agency
Saving lives and supporting warfighters through better logistics earns a Navy man the Military Logistician of the Year award. Navy Cmdr. Jack May is an officer in the Navy Supply Corps and a reservist at the Defense Logistics Agency. He’s the winner of the Admiral Stan Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence.
It’s only a matter of time before the Defense Department workforce can bring its own mobile devices and connect them to military networks. But IT leaders at the Pentagon say that time is still years away. DoD says it’s wrestling with security and policy challenges that many organizations don’t have to think about as much.
Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde spokeswoman, Officer of Personnel and Readiness Department of Defense
Active duty service members and their families get a free ride at more than 2,000 places around the country this summer. Operation Appreciation will get those people into some pretty cool places for free. Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde of the Defense Department’s Office of Personnel and Readiness is here with details on Blue Star Museums.
Your agency may be missing out on capturing and sharing the knowledge of long-time federal employees before they retire. The use of mentors and knowledge management is inconsistent across the government. The Office of Personnel Management and the American Federation of Government Employees are teaming up to change the state of government-wide mentoring and knowledge sharing.
News of a zombie apocalypse broke into overair at a Montana television station. Lucky for Montana, it was a cyber vulnerability, not a real attack. Mike Davis, principal research scientist at IOActive, led the research that found a few glitches in the Emergency Alert System.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.